Akash Sachdeva

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • IP Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Digital Media and E-Commerce
  • Cloud Computing & Managed IT Services
  • Advertising
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Copyright
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Broadcasting
  • Consumer Products & Retail
  • Telecommunications
EducationUniversity of London, LL.B., Hons., with French Law 2:1; Universite d'Assas, Paris, Diplome de droit francais
AdmittedHong Kong; Barrister




Akash Sachdeva joined Edwards Wildman in 2011 as a Partner. He is a qualified barrister, having trained in the IP specialist Chambers of Christopher Floyd QC. He has over 13 years of experience in intellectual property litigation including acting for Research In Motion on patent litigation matters in the English High Court, acting for BSkyB in a case involving the importation of foreign decoder cards, acting for a major defense contractor in an arbitration involving confidential information and acting for a major Chinese telecoms company in proceedings in Hong Kong and China.

He also has had significant experience in international arbitration having acted in ICC, AAA and LCIA arbitration disputes.

Akash is recognised for intellectual property in the latest 2013 edition of Chambers Global.
•Acting for eBay in eBay v L'Oreal Trade mark litigation matter before the High Court of London

•Acting for a global chemical company in a commercial arbitration dispute involving a licensee in the Middle East

•Acting for a major online retailer advising on various European intellectual property issues arising out of services provided by the retailer to its customers

•Acting for and advising Research In Motion on various patent related matters within Europe

•Acting for a major aluminum recycling company in a patent litigation matter in England

•Advising major financial institutions on intellectual property issues arising out financial instruments

•Acting for a major Saudi company in an arbitration relating to the construction of a chemical plant in Saudi

•Advising a Middle East telecoms company on its global branding strategy

•Advising a well known electronics manufacturer on issues arising out of its advertising campaigns including intellectual property and regulatory matters

•Negotiating and drafting channel provision agreements for a major media company in the UK

•Negotiation of a Joint Venture agreement on behalf of a South African company to establish a private medical insurance company in the PRC

Before Edwards Wildman

After qualification, Akash was an in-house IP lawyer with the BBC in London. Immediately prior to joining Edwards Wildman, he spent over ten years in the IP litigation department of Allen & Overy LLP in their Hong Kong and London offices, where he was most recently of Counsel.

Besides Edwards Wildman

In his spare time, Akash likes to play golf, practice guitar and go to indie music concerts.


Nikon BV Advertising and Marketing Counsel

Edwards Wildman IP lawyers with specialties in Trademark and Media and Technology are retained exclusively by Nikon to advise on all of its advertising/marketing issues within Europe.

Farnborough International Airshow
July 14, 2014 - July 20, 2014 event
Writing for Construction Law International, Akash Sachdeva and Ellen Hughes-Jones Examine Contractual Terms Limiting or Excluding Recoverable Damages
June 30, 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Don't Get Caught Offside - Ambush Marketing at the 2014 World Cup
June 17, 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Court of Justice confirms that browsing the Internet is lawful
June 10, 2014
CJEU confirms that private copying exception only applies to reproductions from lawful sources Digilaw Blog
April 10, 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - CJEU rules blocking injunctions against ISPs are acceptable and do not need to specify particular blocking measures to be implemented
March 2014
Copyright in a trade mark: the CJEU clarifies the status of national law within the EU legal system Digilaw Blog
March 28, 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - The Court of Appeal says that contractual terms limiting or excluding recoverable damages do not preclude applicants for interim injunctive relief from arguing that damages are not an adequate remedy
March 2014
Ministry of Sound and Spotify settle copyright infringement dispute Digilaw Blog
March 6, 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - CJEU in Svensson: a common sense solution but issues remain
February 2014

Edwards Wildman's Akash Sachdeva Comments on How ISPs Can Be Forced To Block Pirate Sites in Law360
March 28, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Akash Sachdeva Discusses Blocking Order Against File-Sharing Sites in World Intellectual Property Review
October 31, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Akash Sachdeva Comments on Heineken's Trademark Dispute with Chinese Sewing Company in World Intellectual Property Review
October 1, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Akash Sachdeva and Mitain Patel Analyze Anti-Counterfeiting in the United Kingdom in World Trademark Review Magazine
September 5, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Akash Sachdeva Comments on Ministry of Sound Suit over Compilation Albums in World Intellectual Property Review
September 5, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Akash Sachdeva Comments on Controversial New Laws to Protect IP in Vietnam in World Intellectual Property Review
August 15, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Akash Sachdeva and Ben Hitchens Examine the Vestergaard Trade Secrets Case in Law360
June 26, 2013
Edwards Wildman Attorney Authors Article on Safeguarding Brand Reputation In Social Media in Corporate Counsel
June 18, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Akash Sachdeva Analyzes the Use of Norwich Pharmacal Orders in the Entertainment Law Review
May 28, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Akash Sachdeva Analyzes UK ISPs Blocking Piracy Sites in World Intellectual Property Review
May 22, 2013


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Don’t Get Caught Offside -Ambush Marketing at the 2014 World Cup
Paolo Cerroni,Emma Kingston,Akash Sachdeva, June 17, 2014
After much preparation, anticipation and perspiration, the 2014 Football World Cup has finally kicked off. From now until the Final on 13 July, billions of people worldwide will have their attention dominated and consumed by scintillating displays of intense sporting rivalry, moments of individual...

Court of Justice Confirms that Browsing the Internet is Lawful
Ben Hitchens,Akash Sachdeva,Riecha Sharma, June 11, 2014
On 5 June 2014, following a request for a preliminary ruling from the Supreme Court of England and Wales, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) handed down its judgment in Case C-360/13, Public Relations Consultants Association Ltd v Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited and...

CJEU Rules Blocking Injunctions against ISPs are Acceptable and Do Not Need to Specify Particular Blocking Measures to be Implemented
Ellen Hughes-Jones,Akash Sachdeva, April 2, 2014
The CJEU last week ruled on the subject of blocking injunctions addressed to internet service providers (“ISPs”), requiring them to prevent access to certain websites in the interest of preventing copyright infringement (or infringement of associated IP rights).

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